Lambert & Fils has unveiled The Mile, a new suspension light collection designed in collaboration with Guillaume Sasseville. Sasseville is renowned for his exploring archetypes and injecting them with wit and resonance.
"We invited Guillaume to fuse with our team and creative process," said Samuel Lambert, Lambert & Fils' Founder and Creative Director. "He worked seamlessly alongside our studio's designers, manufacturers and assemblers."
For The Mile, the designers explored the iconic linear suspension light, typically found in offices, workshops and other unadorned, utilitarian spaces. They distilled the classic archetype to its core functionality and reimagined its design as a poetic, sculptural expression both in its form and in the way its light illuminates a space.
"Two extruded bodies connect in an asymmetrical balancing act giving them the illusion of weightlessness," Sasseville explained. "The invisible counterbalance inside the frame creates a tension and makes the fixture seem like it's levitating." The designers replaced the archetype's classic use of suspension cables with nylon braided electric cords, intertwining form and function.
Typically, linear suspension lights are functional apparatuses that supply precise levels of illumination in workplaces with up and down lighting. The Mile's design preserves these features but brings them into the decorative realm. The Mile's strong sculptural presence is suited for both commercial and residential spaces.